Japanese food is one of the most popular cuisines in the world; but it’s not only sushi, as many people think. Japanese cuisine is so rich and varied.
The most typical dishes includes soups, noodles, rices, stews, dumplings and deep fried foods.
Deep fried foods are so popular and there’s no Japanese festival without stalls of them. In those places, we will found two ways to make fried food: tempura or panko.
And today we will talk about the last one: Panko.
Panko is a Japanese bread crumb and is so different in some ways from regular breadcrumbs.
First of all, the processing. Panko is made from fresh bread without crusts, so we can get lighter and crispier deep fried foods.
Frying with panko is so much better, because it absorbs less oil and grease, so our dishes will be healthier and tastier.
Obviously Panko is not gluten free, because is made with wheat flour. But, fortunately we can enjoy
delicious deep fried foods thanks to Crunchy Crumbs.
You will have the same results as Panko with Crunch Crumbs and it’s gluten free. With Crunchy Crumbs you will enjoy as if you were in Far East. Let’s try new foods!
PankoMushroom Croquettes recipe
- Ingredients (4 servings)
- 4 potatoes
- 150 gr shiitake mushrooms
- 1 Crunchy Crumbs package
- 1 egg
- 1/2 medium onion
- 1 clove of garlic
- Soy sauce or Tonkatsu sauce
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Salt and pepper
First of all, we need to rehydrate dried shiitake mushrooms, so we have to cover them generously with water for 1 hour. Meanwhile, we wash and boil potatoes. After they’re ready, we can peel and mash them.
We have to finely mince the clove of garlic and dice onion and mushrooms. We will stir-fry first garlic and onion and after mushrooms (around 5 minutes). We set them aside.
We will wait 5 minutes to mix them with mashed potatoes. With this mixture we will shape our croquettes. For the batter, we coat them first in egg, and then in Crunchy Crumbs.
We fry croquettes in the hot oil , 2 minutes on each side until Panko get a deep golden brown. For dipping, we will serve with Tonkatsu sauce or soy sauce.